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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition Independence Missouri Education Awareness Prevention

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition was started by the Independence Health Department after completing a Community Health Assessment in 2011 and Teen Pregnancy Prevention was determined to be a community priority. Since then the coalition has grown to include partners from across the area who share the common goal of reducing teen pregnancies.

Mission Statement

Empower and equip the people of Independence to make healthy choices by providing education, creating awareness, and fostering open communication in order to reduce teen pregnancies and build strong healthy families in the community. 

Vision Statement

To create a community of educated individuals and families who strive to promote healthy behaviors in the youth of Independence, Missouri. 

Coalition’s Top Priorities

  • Schools
  • Community Events
  • Media/Campaign

Working Groups

  • Steering Committee: Strategic planning, implementation and evaluation activities to support the mission of TPPC. Provides leadership to achieve overall goals and facilitates communication between working groups and community organizations.
  • Education Committee: Works to develop educational activities and resources for community members. Activities may include community events and development of coalition educational materials


The coalition meets the third Tuesday of every other month at Graceland University in Independence from 11:30AM - 1:00PM.

If you would like to be involved in the TPPC please contact Shawnna Jackson for more information about the Coalition including member meetings and community events. 

Contact Information

Shawnna Jackson, MSN, RN, APHN-BC

Phone: 325-7188

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